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 Will Mnangagwa pull off another ‘coup’ this year?

Will Mnangagwa pull off another ‘coup’ this year?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      19th January 2018 Emmerson Mnangagwa artfully disguised the manoeuvre that ousted Robert Mugabe from 37 years in power last year as a ‘military-assisted transition’... 

Fix or fail

Fix or fail

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2018 2018 is set to be yet another big year for the South African electricity utility, which has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for... 

 The African Union finally wakes up to Trump

The African Union finally wakes up to Trump

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      18th January 2018 The reaction of the African Union (AU) to United States (US) President Donald Trump’s latest utterances during a discussion in the White House... 

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ANC job creation boast ignores SA’s increased unemployment rate

ANC job creation boast ignores SA’s increased unemployment rate

By: Africa Check     18th January 2018 In one of his first duties as newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa gave the party’s traditional “January... 

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round in South Africa

17th January 2018 The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob... 

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

17th January 2018 Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town’s taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April. That is, unless residents reduce usage... 

 Why African health policy needs gender mainstreaming

Why African health policy needs gender mainstreaming

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      17th January 2018 Africa has the highest prevalence of communicable diseases in the world – both in terms of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness). This... 

Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple South Africa's finances

16th January 2018 South Africa’s fee-free higher education initiative, controversially introduced by President Jacob Zuma in the dying weeks of 2017, will plunge the... 

 Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      16th January 2018 Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country... 

Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

By: Africa Check     16th January 2018 Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has not built a single institution of learning, a former aide to his predecessor recently tweeted this to his... 

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